Scripture Verse

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13


Words: Tho­mas E. Mc­Dou­gall, in Pure Gold, by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1871).

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mc­Dou­gall (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Guard the Bi­ble well,
All its foes repel,
The sweet story tell
Of the Lord;
Guard what God revealed,
As our sun and shield;
Never, ne­ver yield
His holy Word.


Rouse, then Christians,
Rally for the Bi­ble!
Work on, pray on,
Spread the truth abroad;
Stand, then, like men,
In the cause triumphant,
For the Bi­ble is the Word of God.

Book of love divine,
Precious words of Thine,
Let it ever shine
All abroad;
In the Spi­rit’s might
We must win the fight,
For this Gos­pel light,
The truth of God.


Shout the Bi­ble song,
Swell the mighty throng,
In the cause be strong,
Of the right;
Look to God in prayer
When the foe you dare,
And for­ev­er wear
His armor bright.


O, ye Chris­tian band,
For this Bi­ble stand,
By the Lord’s command,
Ne’er give o’er;
Lead the army on
Till the strife is done,
And the cause is won,